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Watching the World Like Never Before

Associate and governmental environmental and education advisor and thinker Professor Paul Clarke summarises the opportunity we have as a species given the current pandemic. But we need to stop relying on certainty.

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Leading Online: The View From Hong Kong

We asked Ben Keeling, author of the My School Improvement Doodle Book and principal of Shrewsbury International School in Hong Kong, for his view right in thick of school closures caused by the Coronavirus outbreak.

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The Six Roles of the Ancient Teacher – Which Will You Be Today?

What can we learn from the ancient teachers of India about the sort of teacher we can be today? A guest post by educator and trainer Valentina Mahesh in India.

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A New Beginning

Nancy is a former refugee we supported as she left Kakuma refugee camp and went to university in Uganda. In her latest blog for us, she reminds us that, although you can't empower everyone, you can always empower someone.

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ITL@25

Celebrating our 25th birthday with a very special Big Day Out in 2019.

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A Perspective on the UK's Knife Crime Issue

Reading Stephen Pinker's latest book, Independent Thinking founder Ian Gilbert came across some interesting insights into violent crime and what to do about it.

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ACES High

Independent Thinking was one of the lead partners in an amazing conference helping Scotland lead the way when it comes to looking at the impact on young people of ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences).

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Are Only White People Magic?

London-based teacher and writer Darren Chetty with a special guest post for Independent Thinking on the thinking behind his short poem, ‘Black Wizards’ Supplementary School’, written especially our new book, The Working Class.

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Beyond the Bake Sale Pt II

How one small Barnsley primary school is demonstrating a genuine 'pedagogy of possibility' and making the world better in the process.

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Beyond the Bake Sale Pt I

Frustrated by the message that children seem to be receiving that a bake sale will make everything better in the world, Ian Gilbert wrote this for his book Independent Thinking.

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What Lies Ahead for Teaching and Learning

Where is education, schools and schooling heading? Here are seven telling quotes to give some clues, compiled by Ian Gilbert.

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Why This Book Needed Writing

Apart from offering help and support to teachers working with young people growing up in poverty, our new book The Working Class seeks to replace the 'truths' being told with some of our own as outlined here by the book's editor, Ian Gilbert.

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